Easier access to information for persons with disabilities

─ National Commission on Disability introduces website

DPI, Guyana, Monday, June 24, 2019

The National Commission on Disability has recently introduced a website which will serve as a hub of information on Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in Guyana. In addition to that information, PWDs can find registration forms to the commission on this website.

Speaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI), the Commission’s Database Entry Clerk and Website Manager, Antonio Miller explained the website is expected to be updated monthly with a Newsletter, Videos and additional forms linking PWDs to agencies where they may require the service among other types information.

“The website was created after we observed that persons kept calling requesting information; specifically related to PWDs and the work of the commission… They will be to find basic information about the commission, more specifically its vision roles and functions, information relating to persons with disabilities.”

PWDs can also use a link provided on the website to register with the National Commission on Disability. “Once you are registered with us, there are services that you can access, such as public assistance. We can refer you to the Ministry of Social Protection; however, we are in the process of uploading the public assistance form to the website.  But soon enough PWDs will be able to download that form, fill it up and bring in to our office,” Miller explained.

He also added that persons visiting the website can access a tax exemption form for PWDs. “We introduced the tax exemption form for persons with disabilities that was agreed to by the GRA and the government. PWDs can fill out this form and bring it into our office, and we will forward it to GRA where that tax exemption can be put into effect, and they can bring in vehicles.”

Miller said that the website will be continually developed as the need arises.

Images: Abike Barker


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